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The latest news and developments about our company, our product, and our team.

Shoutout on Twitter

@hughmcguire But I’ve really come to love PressBooks. It’s just wonderful. — Alexis C. Madrigal (@alexismadrigal) December 5, 2012

Pressbooks, Monographs and Maxwell

From John Maxwell, in “Pressbooks, Monographs, and the Essence of the Book”: In light of this, Hugh McGuire’s Pressbooks project is a milestone. It represents a critical step towards (or perhaps a critical achievement in) reducing “the book” to its fundamental webby fluidity (as opposed to its stable ink and paperness), while preserving that guiding

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Opening the Book – My talk at Books in Browsers 2012

Here is my talk at Books in Browsers 2012, “Opening the Book,” (originally slated to be titled “Authoring for Discoverability”). See below for the slide deck as well. Here is the slide deck that goes with this presentation. Opening the Book from Hugh McGuire

Interview in Contents Magazine

There’s a short interview with me about the future of books in Contents Magazine: In the field of book futurism, Hugh McGuire is both maker and commentator. He runs PressBooks, which offers a digital workflow for ebook creation built on top of WordPress, and LibriVox, a massive collection of free, public domain audiobooks. We spoke with him about

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CBC Radio: Spark

I am on CBC Radio: Spark this week, talking to the always lovely Nora Young, about books, the internet & “Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto.” I’m batting clean-up, segment starts at 45mins. Listen here.

Introducing the Rogue Reader

Very exited today for the (soft) launch of The Rogue Reader, a new kind of publishing enterprise, run by Jason Ashlock, and powered completely by PressBooks. The whole thing is running on a dedicated PressBooks network: front-end customizable WordPress, back-end book production on PressBooks… with the PressBooks books hooking right into the front-end catalog. We

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Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto – Available Everywhere

More than a year ago, I pitched a book idea first to Brian O’Leary (who became the co-editor), and then to Joe Wikert at O’Reilly Media. It was indeed a “book idea” in every sense of the word(s), and I am thrilled to announce that the “final” product is available today. “Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto”

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Including a PDF in an EPUB

I got a request from a PressBooks user, who asked the following: my plan is to burn the epub file with a reader on a CD and have direct links to some pdf files in my CD as well. how do i link them? I misinterpreted what the user wanted, and *thought* the question was:

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Pressbooks at TEDx Montreal

Here is me talking about the blurring lines between books & the internet at TEDx Montreal: This is the animated version of my chapter in Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto.

PDF Images, New Templates, DocBook

Dear PressBookers, Goodness, it’s been a while since we’ve sat down to write you a letter, and we hope that this note finds you well. We have been busy as bees at PressBooks, and quieter with our communications than perhaps we should have been. While we have many more exciting things cooking which we can’t

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